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“Fantastic experience”
Review of Cornish Sea Tours

Cornish Sea Tours
Ranked #5 of 8 things to do in Rock
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: RIB Sea Safaris and Power Boat Trips from Rock North Cornwall with Cornish Sea Tours.What better way to explore the awe inspiring coastal scenery and incredible wildlife of North Cornwall than by powerboat? Our boat SeaXplorer is a 9m RIB which seats 12 passengers and is based at Rock on the Camel Estuary just over the river from Padstow. We meet at our office on the Rock pontoon and then away to sea. We run boat trips to various locations from Rock out towards Newquay or Bude and regularly see wildlife such as Basking Sharks, Dolphins, Porpoises, Seals, Sun Fish and all sorts of sea birds including Puffins. We carry several pairs of binoculars on board so you can see them all up close.Your skippers are always qualified by the Maritime Coastguard Agency and have in depth knowledge about the local wildlife and geology.The tours run for 2 hours and cost £40 per adult and £30 per child under 14. Life jackets are provided. We do recommend bringing a warm layer, a waterproof jacket and trousers and this summer perhaps some sun cream. In particularly wet weather we can provide full waterproofs.
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“Fantastic experience”
Reviewed 21 July 2013

We booked the sea safari experience on possibly the hottest day of the year so it was the perfect way to stay cool! It was fast and exhilarating and our 8 year old daughter loved it. Our guide was very knowledgable and we saw all types of bird life, swarms of moon jellyfish and a pod of dolphins who swam alongside the boat. We would highly recommend it.

Visited July 2013
1 Thank Holly1212
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2013

Despite living in Devon and Cornwall we'd never been on a sea safari but we will definitely go again!
Matthew was very knowledgable and gave us a great running commentary. We went around the coast line, in and out caves, saw loads of different types of birds including puffins! Saw 3 sightings of atlantic grey seals and that wasn't even the best bit.

We then went out to sea to where the dolphins are known to hang out and within minutes saw loads of them!! They were swimming along with the boat and jumping and diving as if showing off! We all just wanted to dive off the side of the boat and swim with them! Best experience!

Would highly recommend for anyone living close who never really knew what amazing wildlife is just off our beautiful cornish coastline :)

Thank you!

Visited July 2013
2 Thank charliealisa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2013

Had a great boat trip on the only sunny day we had last week
Skipper extremely knowledgeable about the area and wildlife
Saw a few dolphins as well as plenty of bird life
Was exhilarating on the rib, would highly recommend if in the area

Visited June 2013
1 Thank suziebabe19
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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Cornish Sea Tours Rib Boat Ride”
Reviewed 12 June 2013

My husband and i and our 14 year old daughter went on 25th july 2012 .I was so very Nervous hadn't been on a rib boat before and dont like boats very much ,But the skipper and lady (Sorry cant remember names but should of As so Amazing) Made be feel so comfortable said to raise arm if i wanted to slow down or stop.So I felt in control.We went off to Port Issac first on the way pointed out all the Sea life ,birds etc stopped to see what was in boats lobster net.Saw some crabs.Then we went further out to sea to see if we could see some Dolphins .Wow did we see some mothers and their babies all around the boat Amazing never been that near they seem to love being near us showing us what they could do .What a display took some brilliant photos .Then headed back i was laughing all the way .Loved it cant wait to go again .Thank you so much .

Visited July 2012
2 Thank Ian C
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Worth every penny!”
Reviewed 14 April 2013

This was the highlight of our holiday in Cornwall. Very fast, very exciting and much more fun than any theme park ride I've been on. We were very lucky to spot a lone dolphin, which swam under the front of the boat and then did a couple of jumps for us. We were glad of the waterproof trousers and jackets supplied by Cornish Sea Tours, we didn't get wet but it was quite windy so depending on what time of year you go, wrap up warm.

Loved every minute of it and would definitely recommend it - a little expensive but worth the money.

Visited April 2013
1 Thank indianaKent
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